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How to start a mom blog

Step 1: Be a mom. Step 2: Pick a name for you blog. Just remember this name will be with you forever. Ha, just kidding,  it’ll be with you until you change it and re-brand ( If you ever choose to).  I knew when I first started out that I wanted to reach other moms with my stories and struggles. I wanted my family name to be incorporated in my blog name. My blog is about my lifestyle, my role…

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GOODBYE 2016+Hello 2017!

Well the old is gone and the new is NOW…… 2016 was overall a really good year! Oakland had an awesome Star Wars Party, I went to my first blog conference, I hosted my first ever Blog party to celebrate my 2nd Blogiversary- you can see it HERE, I had my second miscarriage, Ainsley had an amazing Fairy Garden party, I got PREGNANT with our 3rd child, We went to the San Destin Resort, I started a Blog Facebook group  ,…

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Sleep it Forward Sweepstakes PLUS a $100 gift card to Tiny Prints!

I  received products below plus compensation as a thank you for posting this information..  All opinions are my own. It’s no lie… I love SLEEP! I love taking naps and resting. I usually take a nap whenever Ainsley does on the weekends. Moms need their rest in order to do their best I believe. If you aren’t rested then you can’t function… at least that’s true for me!   I’ve partnered with SwaddleMe and my favorite stationary brand Tiny Prints to bring you an…

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How to get brands to work with YOU!

You’re a blogger and spend an insane amount of time writing creative posts. You have an Instagram page and share beautiful photos. You have a group of girls you call your “tribe”. You post regularly on social media. Now what? You reach out to brands to potentially work with them! Why????? Well you build an awesome relationship with that brand, you may or may not get featured on their site/ Instagram page, you get exposure when promoting their products, AND…

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Why bloggers should join influence networks + My favorite Blog Facebook groups!

If you are a blogger and not getting paid then you need to join these networks!! Why? When you join them you are PAID you to come up with a creative and compelling story based on a variety of products!     My main source of income comes from sponsored posts. Some of these companies reach out to you with a campaign and some of them like Pollinate and Social Fab do not. You need to log in to apply…

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What every blogger needs!

This post was brought to you by Urban Southern.  Although, all opinions are all my own. Thanks so much to the brands and companies that help support The Ashmores Blog!   If you are a blogger then there are  few things you must own. When I first started my blogging journey I only had a computer, my blogger site, and my thoughts. Now I carry a blog bag and it’s from Urban Southern ! They carry beautiful, quality leather that fit my everyday lifestyle…

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How to grow your Instagram following!

  Instagram is hands down my favorite social media platform! I love getting to see a glimpse into other’s lives! I started my Instagram page when Oakland was a few years old. I really started connected with other local moms by hash tagging. I have met some amazing women through Instagram and actually met some in person! I have really grown over the past year and I credit a lot of that to the tactics below: -RESPOND to comments! It might take…

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My 2nd Blogiversary!!!!!!!

  Just to warn you I will be posting a TON of pictures from my event! I am beyond blessed to be a part of such an amazing blog community! I have met some beautiful friends and shops!    I started blogging 2 years ago with every intention of helping and encouraging other moms. I never considered making money from it. I have grown tremendously in the past 2 years and I credit a lot of that to some really…

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